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30 Minute Meal Teriyaki salmon over Choy-Sum


teriyaki salmon

The truth about 30-minute meals is preparation you do 30 or even 40 minutes prior to making that meal happens. If you want a starch with the protein and vegetable you need to take the time to make the rice or potatoes. Another truth about 30-minute meals is that I’ll cheat and use store-bought sauces and marinades. There are times I don’t want to put that much work into the meal because of time and resources are low. Having a big jug sauce often times can be a solution.

However, once you’ve got the preparation part of it and you know what you want to eat for dinner you cut the cooking down to about 30 minutes. It’s all about planning ahead and making it work for you. If you’re single and you find that cooking for one person is another chore, I say they make enough of a dinner leftovers for your lunches. That way you can also save money too. As a single person, the ability to grow in the culinary skills will be vital to finding a mate. I’m just saying literally bringing something to the table is very desirable.

Today’s 30-minute meal

Teriyaki salmon over Choy-sum


2 Salmon fillets ( skin on or off doesn’t matter)

1/2 cup Teriyaki Marinade ( sauce same thing)

1/4 cup of Teriyaki Glaze

1/2 lb or more of Choy Sum

2 minced cloves of garlic

2 pinches salt

2 pinches pepper

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame seed oil

1 Tablespoon cooking oil ( canola)

Toasted Sesame seeds ( garnish)


  1. Marinade the salmon fillets in Teriyaki sauce for about 15 minutes in a bag or in a shallow bowl. Stick it back in the refrigerate while it is marinading.
  2. Wash and cut your Choy sum, set it aside then mince your garlic and set that aside.
  3. In a saute pan or wok, heat it over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the pan is hot add oil, coat it lightly. Add the choy sum to the pan and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  5. Then add the minced garlic, soy sauce, and sesame seed oil. Place a lid on top of the pan to cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once it has wilted you can plate onto a plate. Then pour the juices from the pan onto the plate. Wipe your pan clean before you use it for the salmon.
  7.  Place the same pan back on the stove and turn it over medium-high heat. Then lightly coat the pan with cooking oil.
  8. Taking the salmon fillets place it skin side down. Sear on each side for about 4 minutes on each side. For a well-done salmon, I say about 5-6 minutes on each side. You can place a lid over salmon to cook it all around faster.
  9. Once you cooked it to your choice of doneness, glaze it with some Teriyaki glaze over it.  All it to cook for another 1 minute. Add some toasted sesame seeds as a garnish but it’s okay if you don’t have it. Place the salmon fillets onto the choy-sum and eat it over a bed of hot rice. Any rice you like works.